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Volunteer in Thailand

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Since 1998, over 18,000 Volunteers, hundreds of online reviews

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No Middlemen. Pay your fees directly to host families and projects.

Travel to a land of warm and friendly people, exciting culture and stunning landscape. Because of this, Thailand has rightly been described as one of the best countries to volunteer abroad.

Despite immersive economic growth and tourism, many Thais are still living under very poor conditions and many are still uneducated. The government program seldom reaches out to the entire people. So join RCDP's volunteer in Thailand program and get immersed in a Thai way of life while also helping the poor and deprive Thais have a better life. RCDP has many meaningful volunteer projects like Teaching English to students of poor families, public health projects, elderly home project and orphanage work. Enroll in one of our volunteer project and experience a wonderful country while enriching your own life and lives of other with your volunteer work. Thailand offers something for everyone so you will find the country a home away from home.

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The Fee and Dates

Starting Dates

Ayuthaya: Every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.
Surin and Sangklaburi: Please click here

Every year hundreds of volunteers arrive in Thailand to volunteer from UK and USA based organizations and end up paying up to $2500 to volunteer for 2 weeks. Unfortunately, only a small portion of that money actually goes to host projects and host families. In our program, you will pay your fee directly to host families and projects up on arrival in Thailand. When you enroll our volunteer program we make sure that all of your money goes to the projects and host families. Part of your fees also helps us to cover our expenses. The program fee is divided in as registration fee ($279) and weekly fee (for room, food, coordination, and project donation).
Click to find the allocation of $279

You will pay your weekly fee directly to the host families and projects. The weekly fee is divided between room/3 local foods (no food included in Surin and Sangklaburi projects) a day (90%) and project donation/support of local project staffs (10%). This allocation may be different depending up on location, proje-ct type etc. However, our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fee. Please find below the breakdown of cost in a weekly basis.

Teaching/ Childcare / Medical (Surin) Elephant Conservation (Surin)
1 Week $260 $596 $666
2 Weeks $440 $680 $819
3 Weeks $660 $763 $972
4 Weeks $880 $847 $1,125
5 Weeks $1,100 $930 -
6 Weeks $1,320 $1,013 -
7 Weeks $1,540 $1,097 -
8 Weeks $1,760 $1,181 -
9 Weeks $1,980 - -
10 Weeks $2,200 - -
11 Weeks $2,420 - -
12 Weeks $2,640 - -

*Available maximum 4 weeks only

Ayutthaya program

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house, host family)
  • Food (3 local food day)
  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Surin Program

Program fees cover:
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Two night guest house accommodation in Bangkok
  • One day Guided Bangkok Tour
  • Train transfer to Surin
  • Accommodation in Surin shared house
  • Full orientation of project and surrounding areas
  • Daily transfers to and from project location
  • Full ongoing support
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Food (food are cheap in Surin)
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Airport return transfer

The Thailand volunteer experience program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day

Accommodation/Meal/Supervision :

RCDP will look after your entire needs during your project work. Volunteers will stay in a hostel in the historic city of Ayuthaya, which is about 60 miles north of Bangkok. The accommodation is clean, in a safe place and within easy reach of all the volunteer placements. You'll have to share your room with other volunteers. The resident chef will prepare you 3 local meals a day.

In Surin, volunteers will stay in a volunteer house that is located in a safe and secure place. In the house, you will have to share your room with other volunteers of same gender. Food is not included in the program fee of Surin except in elephant program. Volunteers can either cook or eat out. Good food in local restaurants is quite cheap in Surin. During the project, our coordinator and local staff will help and guide you. If you have anything you need to discuss, you can call the coordinator anytime during the day.